Side Dish

Easy plant-based side dish recipes that can be turned into the light main meal if you like. 😋. These are simple to make, delicious, and overall healthy! Here you will find my mouthwatering Mediterranean Brussels sprouts, my healthy creamy mashed potatoes, and my incredible corn zucchini fritters!

nice white bowl filled with broccoli and other vegetables overflowed with greek yogurt

Light Broccoli Salad

Sometimes a party salad just doesn't do it without all the fixin's! Therefore, this broccoli salad still includes cheddar and bacon, but is made lighter to greatly reduce the guilt. You and your party guests won't know the difference!

mexican cold summer salad

“Healthfully Loaded” Mexican Street Corn Salad

Traditional Mexican Street Corn salad doesn't have tomatoes and avocado, therefore I called this "healthfully loaded". It is creamy, packed with fresh flavors, and so easy to make. And bonus – your kids will love it too!

Glass Bowl full of Kale Apple Coleslaw

Kale Apple Beet Coleslaw

This kale apple coleslaw, with optional addition of beets, is a creative twist on traditional coleslaw, with a sweet and tart flavor combination. It is much lighter than traditional coleslaw and very nutritious!

Nice round ceramic bowl with creamy grits

Creamy Grits

These Grits are far less fat than traditional ones, but are still creamy and delicious. Grits are a fantastic food. They are inexpensive, quick, and easy to make. They can be a great alternative to mashed potatoes, with more nutrients and fewer calories, or you can serve them as a smart carboydrate with breakfast.

healthy mac and cheese served in the white plate with broccoli and basilico leaves on the top

Healthiest Mac and Cheese

Looking for a lighter, healthy mac and cheese? Look no further! This mac and cheese rivals it's traditional counterpart AND it's nutritious!

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